Bronze is The New Black

If Geordie shore has taught us anything it’s that a good tan is hard to find in England. Tanning is a natural way to protect our bodies from the harsh rays of the sun, but it has quickly become one of the hottest fashion trends around. The Indoor tanning bed gives you the freedom to catch a tan when there is no sun but does not leave you looking orange.

A Brief History of Tanning

The bronze look hasn’t always been as popular as it is now. Back in the day, being pale was the fashion. Having lots of wealth meant spending your leisure times indoors and this was the reason they were pale. Dark or tanned skin used to be seen as the product of hard labor and spending hours in the sun associated with the lower class. The mentioned facts may have led to the popularity of being pale.

Fast forward to the 20th century when new scientific studies were proving that exposure to the sun is good for many aspects of human health. This, coupled with many advertising campaigns showing sunbathing in a positive light, caused a spike in the popularity of tanned skin.

A brief history of the Indoor Tanning Bed

Indoor Tanning started in 1906 with the German medical company Heraeus. They used individual UV lamps that they created to help patients lacing in vitamin D. in the 1970’s the first Indoor tanning bed was born. This would spark an industry that is alive to this very day.

Artificial tanning

Artificial tanning methods were intended to help those who weren’t exposed to the sun very often (like our friends from the UK). There are many ways to go about getting an artificial tan.

       Creams and lotions

These involve applying a lotion or cream to your skin that when combined with exposure to the sun will lead to a sufficient tan. These are often expensive as they require re-application often.


These have earned a reputation for making people look like an UmpaLumpa from Charlie’s chocolate factory. It involves being sprayed by a couple of layers of chemicals which react with the skin to produce an artificial tan. There are very natural-looking spray tans out there but be careful – there are a lot of examples of a bad spray tan.

Indoor Tanning Beds

The indoor tanning beds involves the use of Ultra Violet (UV) lamps (similar to the rays of the sun) to produce a tan. This method usually provides a more natural tanning look to its alternatives.

Indoor tanning beds are a very popular form of artificial tanning. It requires little to no effort from its users and provides a long-lasting, natural-looking tan. All you need to do is walk I to your local tanning salon and book a session on ones of their beds.

A session usually lasts around 10-20 minutes depending on the results that the customer is looking for.  If it has been busy work and you haven’t been able to get yourself outside, then don’t stress about that wedding that you need the perfect tan for – one session in the bed should do the trick!

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